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Army Boys Sports Company Scheme - ABSC

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Last Updated On: 10/11/2014 

OBJECTIVE
This is a collaborative venture of SAI with the Indian Army, The main objective of the Scheme is to make use of the good infrastructure and disciplined environment of the Army for training boys in the age group of 8-16 years of age, to achieve excellence in sports. After attaining the required age of seventeen and a half years, the trainees are also offered placement in the Army.

SELECTION CRITERIA
The selection of trainees under the above scheme is done on potential and performance basis.

  1. Trainees who are medal winners in State/National Level Competitions are automatically admitted into the Scheme, subject to age verification and being found medically fit.
  2. Trainees who are medal winners at District Level Competition or have participated in State Level Competitions are admitted, subject to age verification and being medically and physically fit. The potential of the trainee is assessed by a battery of tests.
  3. For selection of raw talent from remote, tribal & coastal areas, competitions are organized for both team as well as individual games. Selection done by a Committee consisting of representatives of SAI, Army & SMC coaches. Selection is done on the basis of:
    1. Application of specific games/Skill tests.
    2. Verification of age between 8 to 16 years.
    3. Application of Battery of tests on sports persons qualifying in the specific games/skill tests & age-verification to assess their potential.
    4. Medical examination of sports persons qualifying the above tests.

Disciplines Covered:

Archery, Athletics, Basketball, Boxing, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Kayaking & Canoeing, Shooting, Swimming, Rowing, Volleyball, Wrestling & Weightlifting (18 Disciplines).

Facilities Provided:
Under the Scheme the trainees are provided boarding & lodging, Educational Expenses, Sports kit, Insurance, Medical cover, Competition exposure, besides scientific coaching from experienced SAI coaches.  

NORMS OF ASSISTANCE TO THE TRAINEES (Revised 20th January 2013)

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Particulars

Amount

 1.

Boarding/loading 330 days (per head per day)

175.00

 

Per day per head for Hilly Areas for 330 Days

200.00

2. 

Sports Equipment (p.a.)

27500.00

3. 

Maintenance of Playfield &

20000.00

Magazine/Periodical  (p.a.) per unit

2500.00

5. 

Sports Kit (p.a.) (Max. 5000)

12000.00

6. 

Educational expenses (per head p.a.)

7. 

Competition exposure (per trainee, per annum)

8. 

Medical  (per trainee, per annum)

9.

Insurance (per trainee, per annum)

10.

One time grant of linen and Blankets, per trainee, to each Centre

2000.00

 

At present, there are 18 Centres in India wherein trainees are being trained, in the above mentioned disciplines. Presently, there are a total of 1049 Boys trainees under the ABSC scheme.

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